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ridge

 (rĭj)
n.
1. A long narrow upper section or crest: the ridge of a wave.
2.
a. A long, narrow, elevated section of the earth's surface, such as a chain of hills or mountains or the divide between adjacent valleys.
b. A long mountain range on the ocean floor.
3. A narrow, elongated zone of relatively high atmospheric pressure. Also called wedge.
4. A long, narrow, or crested part of the body: the ridge of the nose.
5. The horizontal line formed by the juncture of two sloping planes, especially the line formed by the surfaces at the top of a roof.
6. A narrow, raised strip, as in cloth or on plowed ground.
v. ridged, ridg·ing, ridg·es
v.tr.
To mark with, form into, or provide with a ridge or ridges.
v.intr.
To form a ridge or ridges.

[Middle English rigge, from Old English hrycg; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ridged

(rɪdʒd)
adj
having a ridge or ridges
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Adj.1.ridged - having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship; "a carinate sepal"
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ridged

[ˈrɪdʒd] adjstrié(e)